Our first Community Conversation of 2021 will feature two unique films made by immigrant women –a perfect complement to Women’s History Month and the trailblazing women among us. The event is on Wednesday, March 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The first film is Campaign for a New American by Qin Li and tells the story of Dimple Rana. The film follows Rana’s campaign to be elected as the first woman of color to the city council in Revere. The second film, Borrowing Fire by Kebrewosen Densamo, shares the story of a businessman and evangelical preacher who sees his purpose as helping his community recover from addiction, depression, and homelessness.
New Immigrant and Refugee Visions is a collection of documentary films by and about new immigrants and refugees in partnership with Community Supported Film. The stories produced provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to our culture, economy, and social fabric.
Each film is ten minutes long and will be followed by a community discussion. Participants will be given a set of questions to spark discussion on the night of the event.